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IAM Selects New Executive Director
The Illinois Association of Museums has named Jeanne Schultz
Angel as the new Executive Director effective November 1, 2013.
Angel will replace outgoing director Donna Sack who was recently
named the director of the Association of Midwest Museums.
Kate Schureman stated, "the Board of the Illinois Association
of Museums is very pleased to welcome Jeanne Schultz Angel as
our new Executive Director. We are thrilled with the addition
of Jeanne as the association's Executive Director, and look forward
to the many opportunities that she will bring to our state's wide
variety of museums."
Angel comes to the position with over ten years of experience
as an executive director, most recently from the Lombard Historical
Society, winner of the IAM award of “Small Institution of
the Year”. Angel was the President of the Kane-DuPage Regional
Museum Association and is an Illinois Humanities Council Road
Scholar. She is a 2010 graduate of the prestigious Seminar for
Historical Administration and the state representative for the
American Association of State and Local History national awards
program. Angel has BS in Anthropology/English and Masters in History
from Illinois State University and has worked in the museum field
“I am excited about this opportunity and eager to learn
more about the wide variety of museums in Illinois and how IAM
can help build a positive network of highly trained professionals,”
says Angel. “The museum profession has transformed over
the last decade and I look forward to serving our members in the
ongoing efforts to foster positive change in their communities.”
Congratulations Senator Durbin!
Each year, the American Alliance of Museums presents awards
to a few select members of Congress who have demonstrated their
support of museums. This year, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois
was honored during AAM's Museums Advocacy Day on February 26 at
a special Congressional reception. Other awardees were Senator
Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Representative David McKinley (R-WV), and
Representative John Lewis (D-GA).
Thank you Senator Durbin for your ongoing
support of Illinois museums!
Photograph courtesy of the American Alliance of
Museums, Front row, L to R: Kate Neumiller Schureman, V.P of Administration,
Peoria Riverfront Museum; Donna Sack, Executive Director, Illinois
Association of Museums; Bonnie Styles, Executive Director, Illinois
State Museum; Karen Witter, Adjunct Museum Associate, Illinois
State Museum; Senator Dick Durbin; Jim Richerson, President and
CEO, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Back Row; L to R: Gail Ravnitzky
Silberglied, Senior Director of Government Relations and Advocacy,
American Alliance of Museums; Justina Doyle, University of Buffalo;
Fritz Klein as President Abraham Lincoln; Marybeth Johnson, Vice
President, Lincoln Park Zoo, Ford Bell, President, American Alliance
IAM 2013 Economic Impact
Thank you to all the museums who participated in the 2013 Economic
Impact Statement! The survey will be featured in Springfield at
Museum Day 2013 on April 11. Click here
to view the 2013 economic impact statement of IAM and our state's
Create both and Education and Economic Impact Statement for your
own museum and bring it to your state legislators. Great how-to
tips for creating your own statements can be found on the American
Alliance of Museums website at http://www.aam.org/advocacy.